Armin Ate (17 years old), the eldest of 5 siblings is a person with a disability (no legs and palms) from Weerame Village, Southwest Sumba. His limitations only limited his space, but did not break his enthusiasm for learning and dreams.
In 2010, Armin got a wheelchair from YHS. The hope, with a wheelchair, Armin can go to school. Unfortunately the school refused, arguing that there were no teachers who accompanied Armin specifically. Schools do not want to bear the risk if something happens.
Even though he can’t go to school, Armin’s enthusiasm for learning continues to blaze. With the help of his family and the Harapan Sumba Foundation, Armin learned to read, write and count even English in his home.
Armin with Multi Talents
Apparently Armin also has a talent for making handicrafts. One time he saw his friend making a bag from used plastic. Back at his home, Armin makes plastic bags made from used materials (jelly cups and instant drink packages) that his family collects.
It was not easy to make it, but because of his strong will, Armin managed to produce beautiful handwork. The results are sold. Remarkably, Armin was able to organize his friends to gather material. Initially he got it for free, but then Armin bought it.
Talent as a coach is also seen in Armin. He once trained some of his friends to make bags. Amazingly, Armin has trained Padedeweri Elementary School students, even STKIP Weetebula students to make bags, shopping baskets and wristbands.
Armin is eager to learn English, sing, musical instruments and computers. Responding to their needs, with the support of Solidari’Terre from France, a learning house was built, where Armin’s parents gave up a plot of land that was officially handed over to the Weerame Village Government.
Disabled Friendly Home
Buildings, toilets and bathrooms are designed to be friendly / accessible to persons with disabilities according to government standards. But this building has not been completed because of insufficient funds.
Unworked parts are the walls and roofs of toilets and bathrooms, walls and windows of office and library rooms, water and electricity installations, ram and the road from the learning house to the public road.
The funds needed to complete this learning house are around 15 million rupiah. Armin also needs a desktop computer around 7 million rupiah. So that the total needs of 22 million rupiah.
On behalf of Armin and his friends, we hereby request support from donors, ladies and gentlemen. All donations and uses will be delivered to Armin and published through YHS (www.projecthopesumba.or.id) as a form of transparency and accountability.
Your donation can be sent via the Harapan Sumba Foundation account :
Name of account : Yayasan Harapan Sumba QQ Donasi Kemanusiaan
Bank : BRI Unit Waytabula Cabang Waikabubak (3579)
Account number : 3579.01.036530.53.0
Code : BRINIDJA
or delivered directly to the Harapan Sumba Foundation office, Jl. Wanno Loura, RT11 / RW 6, Weelonda Village, Tambolaka District.
If you want more information, please contact Neo (WA: 081338761379) or Lince (WA: 081238355557).
Come on, we support realize the dream of Armin and her friends, especially people with disabilities in Weerame Village and its surroundings. Thank you for the generous generosity.